On arrival into Maun, Botswana you will take a light aircraft flight to the atmospheric and magical Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Stay for 2 nights at Nxai Pan Camp, fully inclusive.
Nxai Pan Camp is the only permanent camp in Nxai Pan National Park. This area bursts into life during the so called “Green Season” from November to March. The summer rains bring fresh grazing that attracts the herbivores from Chobe and the Okavango and this in turn attracts the predators - the terrain is perfect for cheetah! There is an explosion of new life with many species giving birth. Special sightings to this region are dark maned lion and brown hyenae.
Enjoy game drives, if time allows a day trip to the famous Baines Baobabs, bushman interaction and nature walks in one of Botswana's most unique safari destinations.
After a morning game drive, depart Nxai Pan with a scenic flight into the Okavango Delta to the classic Kwara Camp, nestling at the edge of a permanent lagoon in the midst of thousands of hectares of private wilderness.
Spend 3 nights at Kwara Camp, fully inclusive.
Nestled under towering trees Kwara Camp's location is convenient to expansive dry grasslands as well as permanent waterways and this translates into wonderful year round water and land activities.
Intimate and unassuming, the camp offers a back-to-basics bush comfort, romantic in its simplicity.
Enjoy day and night game drives through this huge reserve as well as boating and mokoro trips in search of the Delta's wild inhabitants. Kara Reserve is also home to the Godikwe Heronry which is at its peak from September to March.
At the end of a busy day, socialise around a camp fire, the sounds of the bush an accompaniment to shared experiences.
The adventure continues by light aircraft transfer to Kwando Lagoon Camp in the Linyanti region of northern Botswana.
Spend 3 nights at Kwando Lagoon Camp, fully inclusive.
The huge Kwando concession is a serious safari goers paradise, where the focus is on game drives both off road and at night. Bush walks too are possible, but at the discretion of the guides due to seasonal high concentrations of elephants. We highly recommend this location as one of the best places to see wild dogs and impressive elephant herds.
Lagoon Camp is one of the most beautiful camp locations as the tents are nestled under shady trees on the banks of the Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in Namibia. This heavily forested site is home to a variety of birds and mammals, with elephant and hippo normally visible from camp in the tranquil lagoon waters.
Depart Lagoon Camp by light aircraft to Kasane and connect with your onward flight home.
Consider an Extension to your Safari with a stay in Livingstone, close to the Victoria Falls and spend 2 or 3 nights at the elegant Stanley Safari Lodge. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that beautiful African sunsets.
The choice of activities at Victoria Falls is endless, including a visit to the Livingstone Museum, Tracking White Rhino, Quad biking, Horse Riding, but a must is a Flight of the Angels over the Falls whether it be by helicopter or microlight. We will be pleased to add this extension.
This itinerary includes the following Camps:
Nxai Pan Camp is located in northern Botswana on the western edge of a fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. This ...Read More
Nxai Pan Camp consists of nine environmentally adapted thatched rooms, one of which is great for families with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The rooms are wide, spacious and modern and have been especially designed to provide a constant comfortable temperature throughout the year. Interiors are white-washed and light wood has been used for furniture which compliments the stark surrounds. Double or twin beds face out through sliding doors onto a wooden deck with most having good views to the waterhole in front of camp. Rooms are linked to the main area by low raised walkways. Built in a crescent shape under thatch, the wide main area is slightly raised on a wooden deck and completely open to the front.
There is a dining room, lounge, bar, viewing deck, fire pit, small plunge pool with sun loungers and curio shop.
Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, in the midst of thousands of hectares of private wilderness, Kwara nestles on the ...Read More
Kwara is a traditional tented safari camp of just eight guest tents. It is designed to be a home from home.
The beautifully appointed tents are situated both sides of the main area and look out onto the floodplain or the permanent lagoon. Each tent is on raised on a teak deck which has easy chairs and is a great place to relax in private in between activities. The rooms are simply but elegantly furnished with Zimbabwean teak furniture complementing the feel of the camp. The beds are placed to look out onto the view, and there is also a writing desk and chair. To the back of the room is the en-suite bathroom with flush wc, double basin and outside shower, with hot and and cold running water.
The main area has a bar, lounge, fire pit, dining area, and a hide. Guests are encouraged to help themselves from the bar, but someone is always on hand to assist if necessary.
Lagoon Camp is located in the northern part of the Kwando River concession and is located beneath towering ebony and marula ...Read More
This is one of the most beautiful camp locations as the tents are nestled under shady trees on the banks of the Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in Namibia. This heavily forested site is home to a variety of birds and mammals, with elephant and hippo normally visible from camp in the tranquil lagoon waters.
Kwando Lagoon accommodates guests in eight traditionally styled “tents” that are raised on a wooden platform with canvas walls and thatched roofs. With insect proof doors and windows that also allow for a seamless views over the scenic surrounds, the tents are spacious with a lounge and private viewing deck that overlooks the lagoon, bedroom with en-suite bathrooms that include a bath with a view, and indoor and outdoor showers, Persian carpets and a family unit which includes an extra twin room.
Under thatch and open sided the main camp makes full use of the beautiful lagoon setting. There is a comfortable lounge, bar and dining area that spill onto the deck and swimming pool, all of which overlook the lagoon.
Stanley Safari Lodge is set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, just three ...Read More
The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset.
The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, and with only 10 private cottages or suites, the lodge offers an entirely personalised service.
The main area is a double storey open area set up with lots of old nicknacks dating back in time. It has an old colonial African décor. The swimming pool is located in the front lawn and is a feature of the main area.
The rooms spread out either side of the main area and from every room you are able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the African sunset. The ten rooms are each unique, individually designed and with an eye for detail that will make sure you will enjoy your African experience to the utmost. Rooms have en suite facilities. 3 rooms are closed in and are air conditioned. Two of these closed rooms have a small plunge pool in the front. The open rooms have fans and 2 have small plunge pools.
This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:
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